Definitions and Terminology

Action on Access have produced a wide range of publications and guides in response to requests by practitioners and policy makers to have a better understanding of disability.

Widening Participation and Disability
Disability Focus Guide
published: June-2012
This is guidance for two key groups of staff working at a strategic and operational level; those with responsibility for Widening Participation activities and those working to improve disabled access and inclusion; all activities related to aspiratioin raising, retention and progression

The guide intends to provide information for staff with varying degrees of experience and awareness of disability. The guide is an excellent introduction to terminology and definitions linked to disabilities and can be downloaded from the Action Access website under resources then Publications.